News tagged with pump

Student uses pedal power to create novel machine

An innovative bicycle-powered water pump, created by a student at the University of Sheffield, has proved a huge success and is now in regular production in Guatemala, transforming the lives of rural residents.

May 28, 2010
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Glass electrodes used in nanoscale pump

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of engineers from the U.S. and South Korea has developed what is believed to be the smallest man-made pump ever built, powered by a glass electrode. The pump is about the same size ...

May 17, 2010 report
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FDA stepping up oversight of drug pumps

(AP) -- Federal health regulators on Friday announced steps to improve the design and safety of drug pumps that have been linked to more than 700 deaths in the past five years.

Apr 23, 2010
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Texas Children's discharges history-making patient

The wait is over for 16-year-old Francesco "Frank" De Santiago. On January 29, De Santiago received a donor heart in a nine-hour transplant operation at Texas Children's Heart Center De Santiago made news ...

Feb 13, 2010
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New heart pump could benefit thousands

(PhysOrg.com) -- Although they have neither a pulse nor a measurable blood pressure, people with advanced heart failure lived longer and felt better when implanted with a new small pump that circulates their blood, according ...

Feb 10, 2010
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New genetic cause of cardiac failure discovered

Over the course of a lifetime, the heart pumps some 250 million liters of blood through the body. In the order to do this, the muscle fibers of the heart have to be extremely durable. The research group headed by Dr. Wolfgang ...

Nov 25, 2009
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